Bookbed recommends: ‘The Beach’ by Alex Garland

by Kachi Parado wan·der·lust – /ˈwändərˌləst/, noun, a strong desire for or impulse to travel and explore the world Some people don’t like or believe in the concept of wanderlust. But this feeling of longing to go out of my daily life to try something new? It exists and it lives in me. I love being out…More

Bookbed recommends: ‘This Song Will Save Your Life’ by Leila Sales

by Elaine Zapanta It’s hard not to judge a book by its cover, especially with the likes of This Song Will Save Your Life. It feels so contemporary art~ and my obsessive-compulsive self is pleased with the even spacing between letters. Seriously, guys, who here isn’t affected by well-executed typography? It does things to my brain!…More

Bookbed recommends: ‘A Lover’s Discourse’ by Roland Barthes

by Cake Evangelista ­ “I knew no end to desiring you.” That is the one quote in Roland Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse that has been imprinted in my mind ever since I came across this brilliant and thought-provoking—yet admittedly difficult to read—masterpiece of a book. The thing is, I first read that line not in Barthes’…More

Bookbed recommends: ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull’ by Richard Bach

by Allana Luta Richard Bach’s Jonathan Livingston Seagull is a story about following your dreams, told through the eyes of an extraordinary seagull. Jonathan wants nothing more than to perfect the art of flying, something that goes against the norm of his flock, which is simply to eat. Jonathan’s stubbornness results in his expulsion from his community.…More

Bookbed recommends: ‘On the Jellicoe Road’ by Melina Marchetta

by Elaine Zapanta I see poorly written smut on display and I get a tiny bit sad on the inside and think that maybe I’ve outgrown YA. That I should be moving on to thicker books filled with characters with more difficult, real-life problems. And then I’ll come across books like Melina Marchetta’s On the Jellicoe…More

Bookbed recommends: ‘How To Kill A Rockstar’ by Tiffanie DeBartolo

by Charlie Diaz Tiffanie DeBartolo’s How to Kill a Rock Star is about Eliza, a music journalist, whose passion in music matches Paul, the front man of Bananafish. Together, sparks fly and everything seems right. However, every love story has bumps on the road and here it is Paul’s stand against commercializing music. He loves being…More